Articles and Webinars

Whether you are a carer, a specialist, or completely new to continence care, Wellspect Education provides learning resources for your level of expertise

15 Articles

  1. How multiple sclerosis affects the bladder

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    Short films which answer common questions asked by people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) about bladder dysfunction. These films are aimed at people with MS and uses language and explanations that you may find particularly useful when having discussions with someone who has MS or cares for someone with MS.

  2. Bladder and bowel problems in MS patients

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    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Liam Rice addresses key questions around Bladder and bowel management in MS

  3. Long-term use of TAI in MS

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    This is a summary of the published article Long-term efficacy and safety of transanal irrigation in multiple sclerosis by Passananti et al. 2016

  4. Scientific review of transanal irrigation in children

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    Bowel problems in children are common, up to 29% of children can be affected by functional constipation and functional faecal incontinence, where the symptom origin is not known.

  5. Scientific review of transanal irrigation (TAI)

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    Transanal irrigation (TAI) is a well-documented and safe bowel management therapy. Today, compliance is the major issue with TAI therapy, and may be improved through greater knowledge of which patient is best suited for TAI. Patient training and close follow up with digital support during start up may also increase compliance.

  6. Evaluate bowel dysfunction

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    Bowel dysfunction is surrounded by misconceptions and taboos that may interfere with treatment.

  7. Patient selection and frequency of intermittent catheterisation (IC)

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    Intermittent catheterisation requires a high level of patient commitment and some people may stop the therapy, particularly if under stress and if they have other illness to deal with. Patients need to be well motivated and require an appropriate level of manual dexterity.

  8. Clean Intermittent Catheterisation (CIC) Webinar

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    This webinar about clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC) is divided into 3 different parts. Part 1 covers the fundamentals  about CIC therapy. Part 2 expands further about catheters and clean intermittent catheterisation and the importance of education. Part 3 covers the procedure and follow-up and discusses patient cases. 

  9. Patient selection for Transanal Irrigation (TAI)

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    Careful patient selection, supervised training and follow up are considered essential factors to achieve optimal results and long-term adherence to TAI.

  10. What is Transanal Irrigation (TAI)?

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    Transanal irrigation, shortened to TAI, may also be called retrograde, rectal or anal irrigation, which all refers to a minimally invasive technique to empty the bowel.

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